The Winter of 2010 - 2011 was a one to remember.   It seemed like every weekend another storm came through and dumped more snow. To many of us if we weren't shoveling snow we were slipping and sliding on the roads. The good news is, the grapes are having a wonderful winter.  Lot's of snow to protect the roots and temperatures have stayed above minus 30. I am hoping our winter survival for our Marquette's and Frontenac Gris are again minimal. The Swenson Red, Summerset Seedless, & St. Pepin are the only grapes that we lay down for the winter....but I didn't do that last fall.  So this will be a good test.

Next time I'll tell you how our new grape wines are fermenting. And there's something new coming to the Vineyard!!!

Until next time,